Gottstein may play better with Credit Suisse’s investment bankers

By David Rothnie
10 Feb 2020

Credit Suisse’s outgoing chief executive Tidjane Thiam thought he could win the power struggle against chairman Urs Rohner but he overlooked the real power broker — Severin Schwan.

Schwan is the bank’s vice-chairman and lead independent director, and his imprint was on Thiam’s exit.

Also the CEO of Roche, the healthcare company controlled by one of Switzerland’s richest and most powerful families, Schwan had been horrified by the impact that the “spygate” scandal was having ...

Please take a trial or subscribe to access this content.

Contact our subscriptions team to discuss your access:

Or sign up for a trial to gain full access to the entire site for a limited period.

Free Trial

Corporate access

To discuss GlobalCapital access for your entire department or company please contact our subscriptions sales team at: or find out more online here.